Anne Claire Williams Sparks, 48, of Flatwoods, KY passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 16, 1968 in Greenville, KY; a daughter of the late Harrison and Nancy McGuire Williams.
Mrs. Sparks was an attendance clerk for Russell High School in Russell, KY where she was dearly loved by many.
Mrs. Sparks is survived by her husband of 26 years, Tom Sparks and her three children; Allyson Sparks and fiancé Ryan Heinrich of Louisville KY; Brandon Sparks of Russell, KY; and Cameron Sparks of Morehead KY; one granddaughter, Lainey Grace Sparks and a host of extended family and friends.
The funeral was conducted on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Russell High School with Minister Dave Trimble officiating.
Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY.
Bailey Family Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Russell Family Resource Youth Service Center at 710 Red Devil Lane, Russell, KY 41169.
Condolences may be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Nila Kelly Craft Boggs, 87, of South Shore, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at her residence, with her family by her side.
She was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Lynch, a daughter of the late Grant and Cecelia Caudill Kelly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Craft, who passed away July 9, 1991; one son-in-law, Bill Hays; her grandmother, Maggie "Ma" Caudill; and several brothers and sisters.
Nila was a lifelong member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She worshipped her Lord and Savior and loved to sing. She will be remembered by her loving spirit and kindness.
Nila was the former owner of Craft Dairy Bar and Craft's Fabric Shop.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Finis Boggs, who she married Oct. 31, 1999; two daughters, Elinda (Wid) Boyles of South Shore and Brenda Hays of South Shore; one son, Archie Wayne (Susan) Craft of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one brother, Robert (Joann) Kelly of Louisville; six grandchildren, Christopher Boyles, Darren Hays, Jessica McClanahan, Grant Craft, Kelly Pacitti and Kyle Craft; one step-grandchild, Robert Hays; six great-grandchildren, Jillian Craft, Sadie Craft, Clayton Craft, Sylvia McClanahan, Brooklyn Hays and and Khloe Boyles.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore with Pastor Jim Montgomery officiating.
Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Liberty United Methodist Church located in Lynn.
Howard Brown 76, of Wurtland passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
Mr. Brown was born, March 8, 1940 to the late C.M. and Opal Brown in Russell, KY.
Howard is preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Stephens, granddaughter Alexandria Fore and sister Sue Murray.
He was a member of the Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church, and a retired Carman from CSX where he served for 40 years. Howard enjoyed staying busy and constantly working but most of all he loved playing with his grandchildren and being with his family.
He is survived by the love of his life of 50 years, Mary Brown; Children Susan Thompson, Howard (Amy) Brown Jr., and Chris (Barbie) Brown; Grandchildren Justin Fore, Flynn Thompson, Christy Brown, Brittany Brown, Chris Brown Jr., Annalise Brown, and Allen Brown. Also surviving is his great-granddaughter Dixie Colburn and a sister Pat Kirk.
Funeral Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 12 2017 at Carman Funeral Home.
Burial followed in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore.
Phyllis Ann Hieneman, 80, of Raceland KY, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods KY surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born on June 9, 1936 in Lloyd KY, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Nora Williams Maynard. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Mauk.
Mrs. Hieneman was a homemaker and business owner of Greenup Farmers Supply in Greenup, KY. She was a member of the Woodland Homemakers Club in Greenup and loved to square dance and round dance with her husband. She enjoyed traveling and being with her family.
Mrs. Hieneman is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Claude Hieneman; one daughter, Kim and Marty Griffith of Raceland, KY; one son, Dan and Amanda Hieneman of Raceland, KY; five grandchildren, Sarah (Greg) Scott, Daniel (Hollie) Griffith, Marti Jo Griffith (Ryan Houlehan), Chase Hieneman, and Sam Hieneman; four great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
The funeral service was conducted Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with Minister Mark McKinney officiating.
Burial followed at Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd, KY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave, Ashland, KY, 41101.
Condolences can be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com
George B. Morgan, 87, of Mystic, Conn., formerly of Russell, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.
He was born June 21, 1929, in Russell.
He was preceded death by two wives, Diana Crist and Jean Fronko; and three siblings, Ranald, Mabel and Annie.
George married Diana Crist in April 1955. He married Jean Fronko in November 1987, retired to Dataw Island in Beaufort, S.C. and in 2006 moved to Stoneridge Community in Mystic, Conn.
George attended University of Kentucky in Lexington and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He had a long, distinguished career at General Electric.
In addition to his successful career, George was an active and dedicated member of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, N.Y. He was very active in the Rotary Club and Mohawk Golf Club. He continued volunteering for his churches and communities well into retirement.
George is survived by his sister, Olive, his sons and daughter, Todd (Dayna) Morgan, Dean (Pam) Morgan and Lisa (David) Gubrud; two stepdaughters, Karen (Jeffrey) Meeks and Kathleen (Gary) Rafsky; 11 grandchildren, Justin, Jennifer and Rebecca Morgan and Laura, Amy and Scott Gubrud, Andrew and Sarah Meeks, Amanda Schmidt, Devin Dwyer and Adam Rafsky; and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of George's life will be later this summer in Schenectady.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Avalon Health Care Center for the wonderful, dedicated and loving care given to George during his final years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or at parkinson.org.